There's a lot more to gardening than most people realize. There are so many things to consider, such as proper pH balance, natural but effective pesticides, adequate sunlight and water supplies and so on. If you are just getting started, growing organic may be trying. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. Gardening is a great way for children to learn, and it gives you two a chance to spend some quality time together and produce healthy food.
Using a solution of aspirin and water can prevent certain plant diseases. One and one half aspirin crushed and added to a two gallon container of water will be a great help for your plants. Spray this mixture onto your plants. Spraying should be one time every three weeks.
To keep your houseplants happy during the day, your thermostat should be set anywhere between 65 and 75 degrees. Plants need to be in an environment that is neither too warm nor too cool for them to grow. If your thermostat is normally kept lower in winter, you can use a heat lamp to keep your plants warm enough.
Preparing a plot for planting a perennial garden can be done quickly and without difficulty. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. Allow the newly turned soil to sit for two weeks, then plant your perennials.
Now, you shouldn't get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you'll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.